Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg is no stranger to the spotlight, and now she’s stepping further into it with a new TV show. UK public broadcaster BBC’s BBC Studios announced its science unit will make a series with the 17-year-old activist.
Thunberg was recently named the Time Person of the Year in 2019 and was nominated for the 2019 and 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. She’s gone from solo protests to taking charge in leading a growing youth activism movement across the world. Now, she’s using that voice to spread even more awareness through a television series.
Details about the show are still quite unknown. The series title, number of episodes, and even network or streaming home haven’t been announced. The show will follow Thunberg’s international travels as she spreads awareness. A BBC description read, “As she travels, Greta meets not only leading scientists but political leaders and business heavyweights, exploring the scientific evidence with them and challenging them to change.”
The TV series is set to show what the public doesn’t see. Past the headline-making speeches before world leaders and sailing across the ocean, viewers will see Greta writing up her speeches and engaging in the more quiet moments of being a teenager.
“Climate change is probably the most important issue of our lives, so it feels timely to make an authoritative series that explores the facts and science behind this complex subject,” Rob Liddell, BBC Studios executive producer said. “To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it’s like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet.”